Barbara Rubel
Barbara Rubel, a resilience strategist, is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and is best known for her keynotes on compassion fatigue and building resilience. Barbara is a nationally recognized professional speaker on issues related to stress and burnout while helping when tragedy strikes. While pregnant with triplets, Barbara’s father, a retired NYC police officer died by suicide. Her story was featured in the Emmy-winning documentary, Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley. Rubel is the author of But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping children and families after a suicide. She wrote the 30-hour continuing education course book for nurses: Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Providing compassion during a time of need, sold through Western Schools. Rubel co-authored the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime Training Curriculum, Compassion Fatigue and is a consultant for OVCTTAC. She is also a contributing writer in Fresh Grief (Open to Hope) as well as Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal (Kiwi Publishing). Rubel was a hospice bereavement coordinator, a support group facilitator, and taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Brooklyn College, City University of NY. She is a bereavement specialist with She has led Palette of Grief® programs and has keynoted conferences for healthcare professionals, mental health professionals, and victim services providers across the United States. As a thought-leader on the topic of sudden traumatic loss, Barbara works to educate professionals about building resilient communities. Barbara appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley
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